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Assistant Counselor

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Medical, health
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Job Purpose
To facilitate a complete healing (psychological, emotional, spiritual, physical, social and economical) of individuals and the community.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Must have a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology / Master of Clinical Counseling Psychology from a reorganized institution of higher learning.
  • Must have a Bachelors degree of Arts in Counseling Psychology from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Must have practical counseling work experience of not less than three years with young adults.
  • Must have people skills:
  • Ability to listen well
  • Ability to build warm, respectful and caring relationships
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to analyze problems and formulate management plans
  • Public speaking skills: ability to communicate clearly to individuals, small and large groups
  • Teaching skills: ability to clearly present academic information and teach practical skills to both individuals and groups at both undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Interpersonal professional skills: ability to cooperate and network on a multidisciplinary team including medical, chaplaincy, academic staff, administration, Director of Student Affairs office, and other counselors and psychologists to optimally serve the clients.
  • Leadership skills: ability to manage the department in absence of the University Counselor
  • Discernment and good judgment to know when to refer a client to another counselor or another professional in consultation with the University Counselor
  • Good time management
  • Good knowledge of University policies, structures and the general working of the University
  • Must be a mature and practicing Christian of integrity

Application method
  • Send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references
  • Attach copies of certified academic and professional certificates and transcripts
  • Applications sent online must be in one PDF document

The Director, Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University
Pilkington Building
P.O Box 4, Mukono


  1. Conduct individual counseling sessions with any member of the university community who may require counseling services.
  2. Group counseling sessions for individuals who may be working through similar challenges.
  3. Provide learning opportunities for members of the University community through talks, seminars, workshops, and public discussions on issues that concern their mental, emotional, relational and over-all well-being.
  4. Build up, maintain and continually update the information and resource base within the Counseling Department and Office: books, pamphlets, audio and audio-visual resources.
  5. Supervise counselor trainees who carry out counseling practicum within the University and under the Counseling Department.
  6. Any other official duties assigned by the University Counselor, the Director of Student Affairs and Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration.

General Information

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Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Medical, health
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Supervision; Content management; Counseling; Public speaking; Training program planning; Event management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Uganda Christian University

Education, academicCompany size: 500-1000 people

Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono

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